Dawn Whitelaw is one of the artists in residence at On Track Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. Most of her formal instruction came from a long-term mentorship with Everett Raymond Kinstler.
Ms. Whitelaw is currently on the board of the Portrait Society of America, where she holds the office of Vice Chairman . She has also has served on the faculty for Plein Air South , Plein Air Convention and Expo,and Peninsula School of Art. For over 25 years she taught painting as an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University. She continues to teach throughout the country by conducting workshops in oil painting principles and drawing.